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second day of hearings in an epic culture war over same sex marriage. today the focus was over a federal law that defines -- denies rather benefits to same sex couples. the law is known as the defense of marriage act or doma. it applies to federal taxes, social security, pensions, other benefits, you name it. this case involves edith windsor, who was forced to pay a larger portion in estate taxes after her partner died because the federal government did not recognize their marriage. >> turns out marriage is different. okay. and i've asked a number of long-range couples -- gay couples, who they got married. i've asked them, was it different the next morning? and the answer is always yes. it's a huge difference. okay. when our marriage appeared in the "new york times," we heard literally hundreds of people, i
mean little playmates and schoolmates and colleagues and friends and relatives all congratulating us and sending love because we were married. so it's a magic word for anybody who doesn't understand why we want it and why we need it, okay, it is magic. >> jeffrey toobin, joe johns, both inside the court for the hearings today. so, jeff, first of all if you would for our viewers, just remind them of what this case is about that led to this historic arguments that were made. >> well, the defense of marriage act passed in 1996 and signed by bill clinton into law says that the federal government will not recognize same sex marriages even in states where it's legal. and edith windsor, who everybody just saw, she was married in new york state. and her partner died. her wife died. and she had to pay $363,000 in federal income tax that she
would not have had to pay if the federal government, the internal revenue service, had recognized their marriage. so she argued that the defense of marriage act by penalizing same sex marriage people involved in same sex marriages, that was a violation of their constitutional right. that was the case argued today. and it was a good day on balance i would say for edith windsor's side. >> joe, describe for us what was the most compelling moment inside the courtroom today. >> there were several compelling moments, but i would say there was the whole discussion about the defense of marriage act and the justifications or reasons for the government passing the law. the attorney who was defending the defense of marriage act maintained throughout that it was about uniformity. for example, creating a situation so that soldiers who move from bases from state to state wouldn't be confused about
what their benefits are. but justice elena kagan raised a question as to whether something else was afoot for perhaps moral disapproval as she read from the congressional record of gay people. the chief justice, justice roberts, shot back at that time, well, you've got 80 some senators who actually voted in favor of this in 1996. do you think it was just about moral disapproval? so a big question about the motivations behind the defense of marriage act as well as what it does to the pocketbooks of these same sex couples in nine states where same sex marriage is recognized, suzanne. >> and, jeff, do you have any sense of either way which way this could go? could they actually say we're not going to take this up at all? >> well, you know, keep in mind that i have a famously bad record in predicting how these
cases come out. but the argument that seemed to have five justices supporting it was not so much about discrimination but about what the lawyers call federalism, about the states' rights. anthony kennedy, who is so often the swing vote on these sorts of issues seemed very concerned that the defense of marriage act interfered with states rights when it comes to regulating marriage, which is traditionally regulated by the states. and if he votes with the four democratic appointees that the defense of marriage act is unconstitutional invasion on states rights, then edith windsor wins her case and doma is gone. perhaps it would not be the ringing victory for gay rights that some people might want, but a win would be a win. and doma would be gone if there are five votes as there appear to be to overturn the law.
>> all right. jeff, joe, we have to leave it there. obviously we'll be following the case very closely. thanks again. appreciate it. we are also keeping an eye on the markets. the dow is down after yesterday's record close of 14,559. zain asher keeping track in new york. how does it look now? >> hey, suzanne, the dow is backing off yesterday's record high. s&p also pulling back slightly. the s&p had been on our record high watch list after getting within two points of it yesterday. but this morning we did get news that pending home sales unexpectedly fell .4%, but the big issue, suzanne, is still europe. we have two new reports showing confidence in europe is falling. you have regulators saying european banks desperately need to find money to plug a hole. and reportedly going to be street controls on how much depositors will be able to withdraw. analysts saying europe is getting demolished, but a selloff was overdue giving the u.s. market want to move higher but until there's a firm plan in europe we can and should expect
volatility. trading volume is going to be light as wall street empties for passover and good friday as well. suzanne. >> zain, thank you. appreciate it. the little blue pill turns 15 years old today. 8 million viagra prescriptions were written last month alone. why isn't a similar pill being marketed to women with sexual dysfunction? elizabeth cohen joining us to talk more about that. you would think drug companies making a lot of money for men, that they would try to develop something for women. why hasn't that happened? >> it's not for a want of trying. drug companies know the statistics i'm about to read to you. this is a statistic that says 40% of women say that they have experienced some type of sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. that's a really high number. there's a great opportunity there. so for example try viagra in
women. it didn't work. other companies have tried other drugs for women. so far none approved by the fda. either they didn't work very well or have side effects that really called into question whether it was worth it. steve overmyer far they've tried but haven't succeeded. >> why has it been easier to develop that kind of pill for men? >> you know, to put it sort of gently here, men are much more mechanical -- excuse me, much more mechanical than women are. for men it is all about blood flow to a certain area of the body. for women, blood flow is also important, but what's really important is what's going on up here. there has to be desire. and when they talk to women with sexual dysfunction, it is all about desire. and it's just very difficult to get at that problem. >> yeah. so what do you do? what's the next step? it seems like it would be very hard to create a pill that creates the desire. >> right. or as some people have said it's hard to create a pill that makes a man more sensitive and attractive. some people have sort of looked
at it that way as well. but i actually got to visit with a researcher at stanford university who is actually doing mris, not just plain old mris, she's having women watch important as she does the mris, and she can actually see that there are parts of the brain that don't light up with women who have sexual dysfunction. she's showing them important. it should light up and doesn't light up. some people say that's the kind of research that's needed in order to sort of get at what's going on in the female brain and try to develop a drug that will work on it. >> yeah. fascinating. i'm sure a lot of people trying to figure out, you know, what's inside our heads, what makes us tick. elizabeth, thank you very much. >> right. what do women want? >> absolutely. for a full report on the lack of a little pink pill, watch "the lead" tonight at 4:00 p.m. eastern. that is this afternoon right here on cnn. and here's what's also coming up for this hour. why financial guru suze orman says legalizing same sex marriage makes sense.
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cnn's david matingly reports the faa is considering waving the rules. >> pads, laptops, smartphones, they all keep us plugged in online and on the air. everywhere that is except in the air when taking off and landing. >> it certainly appears that using an electronic device to read a magazine, to read a book, is not a safety factor. >> anyone who flies could tell you how often the rule is ignored, but it's announced every single flight. delta's safety video even tries to have some fun with it. >> and electronic devices are turned off. >> but using personal electronic devices below 10,000 feet is banned on most airlines because of the possibility their signals could interfere with aircraft systems. and this hasn't been without moments of rebellion. actor alec baldwin made headlines when he was kicked off an american flight for playing a game in 2011. the faa is now looking into
changing the rules to allow some devices to stay on. passengers are waiting for clarity for all the options available to them. >> i think that if it keeps the people on board safer and messes with stuff on the plane, then i think it's okay to do. >> but flight attendants, the people who tell you when to hit the off switch, also say it's a matter of getting your attention during the most sensitive parts of the flight. >> someone's listening to their music or they have -- they're watching a video and they've got their beats on or their noise canceling headphones, we want to make sure that if there is a situation that passengers need to hear and understand that they will be able to do so. >> the national association of airline passengers actually agrees. unplugging for a few minutes is a small price to pay for safety. >> so we do not as passengers want to do anything that will interfere or distract the pilots at this critical time of the flight. >> the pressure is to bring the
rules up to date with the proliferation of electronic devices. even the fcc urged the faa to allow greater use of tablets, e readers and other portable electronic devices. delta is also on record urging the faa to expand use of electronic devices in flight. but limiting cell phone calls to on the ground only. there's congressional pressure for change as well. senator mccaskill of missouri says the continued threatens continue to undermine confidence in the faa. the agency already allows pilots to use electronic tablets in the cockpit. an faa committee is due to report its recommendations this summer. changes, if any, may not come until months later. david matingly, cnn, atlanta. all right. you want to know how to save for a house or perhaps pay off debt or buy a new car, coming up financial guru suze orman is in the house answering your financial questions.
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financial expert guru suze orman in the housekeeping an eye on the defense of marriage act. she says that marriage inequality costs american companies. she's joining us from new york. suze, good to see you as always. >> thank you, my friend. >> well, it's very nice to see you as well. first of all, explain to us because i know that you wear many different hats here. so you and your partner got married in south africa. you're watching what happens at the supreme court. tell us why this matters. >> it matters a lot. number one, on a personal level. but really on a rights level. when two people love each other and they are committed to one another, they should be able to get married whether they are a male and a female, a female and a female, and a male or a male. and why is that? because financially speaking there is a tremendous amount of discrepancy, of bias, that goes on for a gay couple.
gay couple partner has to pay income tax on the health benefits. social security, not part of it. not part of estate tax, able to transfer assets from one spouse to another. and on and on and on. so the day has come now where we pay taxes, we're vital members of society, we should have the rights to love each other and to also be honored as one just like everybody else. >> and, suze, you and i have talked about this before. of course you say there's a lot of inequality when it comes to gay couples, but you've also made the case this would be a smart economic move, smart financial move for this country as well. how so? >> well, you know, for instance, i'll give you an idea. let's just say that the supreme court overturns doma today. and they do that in june when they announce. and now it is legal on a federal level they're recognizing it.
we have nine states that say if in fact, let's say california -- yesterday's decision says california is legal but only for california. we have nine states now that will be recognized. number one, i personally would seriously consider leaving florida, my state of residency, and go to where? whether it's new york, california, so i can be legal. the same is true with companies. when companies provide benefits for same sex legal marriages, whether it's with pensions or whatever, they will attract money. they will attract a certain type of employee. you know, you have places like rhode island where -- you know, i was speaking with the governor there. and it was like, yes, what does he want? he wants rhode island to say it is legal so that he can attract business to rhode island. so when the laws are favorable it will also be favorable for a business as well.
>> all right. suze, we asked twitter followers to ask some questions. we have one person asking here, we are subject to furloughs and we follow a strict budget but need to make cuts for a bit. what is the best way? >> you know, so many times when you have to cut money, you cut you never go out to eat, you never go to a movie. you cut, cut, cut. and all of a sudden because you've cut everything out you explode and before you know it you do what? you go out and you spend more money than you did beforehand. just cut a little from every category. if you go to the movies four times a month, go twice. if you eat out once a week, eat out every other week. if you get a haircut, once every four weeks get a haircut every six weeks. little by little if you cut, you won't feel like you cut and you'll be able to carry on for the rest of your lives. >> here's somebody else asking i have a rental and need to keep a large amount of money for expenses. i put it in a money market at
1%. where can i get a higher percent? >> you really can't today. that's what's so very, very sad about the fact that interest rates even though they are low so if you want to borrow money to buy a house or something, great for you. but if you're retired or need money that has to be safe and sound, there is nowhere today you can put it to get maybe higher than 1% or 1.5% interest. just be patient. leave the money there. 1% is better than taking your money and putting it in the market and losing 10%. so just leave it there. >> finally, suze, another person asking in foreclosures or short sales, do banks really add their losses to the sellers as added income on their taxes? >> so it depends what kind of home you happen to be foreclosing on or short selling. if it is a rental property, oh, yeah, you will pay income taxes in many of the cases not all on the difference between what you
owed and really what you got for that house. if it's a primary residency, you do not owe income taxes on it at all. >> all right. suze, thank you so much. for everything. you bring it all out for us. as always. >> all right. i hope i see you soon. >> absolutely. appreciate it. check this out. it is going viral on social media. it shows support for same sex marriage. now, whether or not you support it got us thinking could actually liking this sign of support get you in trouble at work? we're going to explain why. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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hurt. >> petraeus speaking at a dinner honoring the military at the university of southern california. now to north korea. leaders threatening south korea with words as well as actions. today, north korea announced that it is cutting off a key communication line with south korea. now, this is a hotline that both countries use to monitor traffic at a shared industrial complex. it was just yesterday the north said it is going to make military units that are now charged with targeting u.s. bases combat ready. our candy crowley is joining us from washington. candy, obviously people paying very close attention to this and specifically the obama administration looking at these threats trying to figure out whether or not they should take this seriously. what are they assessing? >> sure. well, they are looking at any number of things, but i think primarily what worries this administration and in fact a lot of people in washington is when you cut off communication, there is huge room for miscalculation. and this is a regime, north
korea, whether it's the father or son, that's been known for miscalculation for sort of, you know, errant and very quick action when not warranted. so that worries them about the cutoff of the communication. in general we've seen an increase in threats toward the u.s. in terms of capability, the u.s. doesn't believe north korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon to guam or hawaii, which has been threatened. but they totally realize that north korea is quite capable of a conventional attack, even a foray of some sort into south korea. they can do great mischief. one thing we just got from one of our producers quoting the pentagon spokesman george little and this is about, you know, what they consider sort of a wild promise to hit the u.s. mainland et cetera. this is what little said "we
take this rhetoric seriously whether it's outside the norm, which it sometimes is or seems to suggest a more direct threat." if you've looked at ha they've said recently, it's been extremely provocative and bellicose and a complete mystery why they would deem it in their own interest to launch this rhetoric at us and our allies. obviously it is the unknown here. this is a very insular nation. they don't know that much about what un is capable of. and, you know, it is worrisome in the sense that they could make mischief and even more than that do some real damage in that area. we've seen there was an attack on south korea recently. so they are watching it closely, obviously because of the unknown and the cutoff of communication is never a good thing. >> sure. and on the domestic side, candy, i know that the president is also pushing forward on his immigration reform agenda. he's sitting down today two interviews with two spanish language networks, what does he
hope to accomplish? does he think he's really going to be able to put pressure on congress to move forward on this issue? >> if he can get people to put pressure on congress. i think that's what this is. this is an audience very tuned in to this issue obviously. and what the president wants to do is create this ground swell pressure on congress. you know, there's this gang of eight that is working on immigration, an immigration bill. they are close to it but not quite there. we sort of think within a couple days and something else crops up. they are working on it. but this has been as you know, suzanne, a promise of the president immigration reform from his first campaign he said he would do it in the first year. and he said this last time around i will do it in this first year. so he hears the tick tock of the clock. and what better way to put pressure on congress not from him but from folks from the outside. >> absolutely. all right. candy, thank you very much. good to see you as always. and of course you can watch candy "state of the union" every sunday morning 9:00 a.m.
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amanda knox, she is vowing to continue to fight to prove her innocence. the italian supreme court ordered a retrial in her murder case that captivated folks around the world. so remember knox, the american exchange student who spent four years in prison for allegedly killing her then-roommate meredith kercher. kercher's partially nude body was found in the home that these two shared. her throat was cut as well. appellate court overturned knox's conviction however in 2011. since then the woman who's been known as foxy knoxy has been back in the states.
our kyung lah picks it up there. >> amanda knox has spent the last year and a half trying to live a normal life. in the few photos we do have, she looks happy and relaxed strolling with friends, enjoying her freedom here in seattle, her hometown where she is now living near her two biggest supporters, her mother and father. and starting a life with a new boyfriend, a man named james seen with her here in seattle. they were friends before amanda went to italy and reported the couple lives together in the city's china town district. he studies classical music and specializes in guitar. her life here far from the legal battles she faced with her exboyfriend, raffaele sollecito. infamously filmed kissing and cuddling after finding out about meredith kercher's murder. sollecito says they remain
friends. >> we talk about family, relationship with friends, movie, books, music. anything. like friends. we're good friends. we are now almost brother and sister. we push through a lot together. >> and says he's even visited amanda in seattle. upon returning from italy amanda also went back to school studying creative writing at the university of washington where her current boyfriend also attends classes. she will take a semester off to promote the book she's written, a memoir about the four years she spent in an italian jail. the book "waiting to be heard" will be published next month. kyung lah, cnn seattle. >> if you want to know more about her life, crime and trial, watch an anderson cooper special report "murder abroad" airing this friday at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. and justin bieber having
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it" we will unite for marriage equality." you might be seeing this pink equal sign on a red background on a lot of facebook and twitter sites. human rights campaign has been promoting it in lieu of the blue yellow logo all part of an effort to get people to support same sex equality and marriage. for more on this we're joined by james andrews, social media analyst. wow, this is big. it's very big, right? it's very popular. and it spread immediately. >> immediately and fast. i think that's what separates this from other movements is the speed and velocity at which it's really taking hold. and it's more than just the gay community. it's just people who believe in the movement and who want to take a stance and use their personal platform. >> so you take a stance. it is your personal flat platform. can your employer in some way hold it against you? what your views are and you decide i'm going to say this is what i support and so be it.
>> yeah. word to the wise, caution. many of us in my world are writing social media governance policies for brands much like cnn and anybody else. you have to make sure you're communicating and taking a stance within the realm and boundaries of what your company stands for. i would make sure you know what your employer social media policy is. >> could you get fired? >> you absolutely could. there are instances right now where people are nashville six weeks ago somebody took a stance, wore a t-shirt, instagram, got fired immediately for taking a stance against marriage equality. >> really? >> yes. >> talk about the bigger picture here. you and i were mentioning google. there's a big debate that's going on whether or not there are certain things that you should not be able to google about somebody. whether it's a private information whether it's a relationship or your financial information. who actually determines that? >> well, all of this including what's happening in facebook is the new era of privacy and your
personal brand and professional brand and those lines being blurred. so start with that. secondly, you know, there needs to be some conversation around what information is open to the public. but the reality is right now your brand is a sum total of what comes up on google. if you're googleable, if you're name is googleable, it becomes more. your stuff rises to the top. i think it's important for people today before any legislation or anything happens, you realize that everything you're doing, what you like, what groups you join on facebook, all of that's becoming public information and shaping your brands. people are looking to hire you, people are looking to find out about you, they're getting the sum total of all of it. >> what if you think something is off limits? this is my private life and i don't want this to be out there, can you go to google and say don't put this out there? can you sue somebody? is the government in charge of that? how does that work? >> unfortunately you can't right now. there are services out there i hear about that will come in and erase things. but i think it's tough. you now have to realize that for young people especially that are
out there taking a stance, taking a position, joining a group, this is part of the world we now live in. and until then you need to understand and respect the world which is now your public persona and realize that's part of your brand now. >> yeah. young people they reveal everything these days. >> everything. >> i'm almost shocked you know sometimes when you see, you know. >> and you can find out. if i'm going to hire somebody, i'm going to look on facebook, twitter, instagram. it's all there for the public. so it's a new day. fascinating. >> it is fascinating. it's amazing. my niece, she's 19 years old, it's her birthday. i'm wishing her a happy birthday. >> you should be tweeting that. >> i know. but she puts everything on facebook. i'm like don't do that. >> right. this movement is important and underscores the importance of social media and how social media at least in the united states is becoming a place where people are voicing their opinions much like the arab spring. facebook gets to a billion people, we are now seeing these platforms being used. but the cautionary tale is does
your employer, the people in your world, stake holders, will they have a problem with that. >> we're still trying to figure it all out. >> part of my living. >> you will stay employed then. appreciate it. justin bieber being accused of threatening his neighbors. now police are talking to witnesses to find out if whether or not he should be charged. coming up, we're going to have the latest on the investigation. - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help
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all right, justin bieber might be in trouble. his neighbors accused him of battery and threats after an alleged confrontation outside his california home. police were called to the gated community yesterday morning. and nischelle turner in l.a. has the very latest. what's going on? >> it could be a couple of things. one, justin is just 19 and acting like a teenage area. it could be he's out of control. it is tough to tell what's going on in his life from the outside, no matter how much time he spends in the public eye. one factor to take into this latest account may be simple exhaustion. justin performed in poland on monday night before getting on a plane and flying back to los angeles in time to get in trouble on tuesday morning, because tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. is when police responded to the calls about a confrontation. this incident seems to boil down to a dispute between two neighbors. a source from bieber's security detail tells cnn this neighbor went on to bieber's property and
that there was a verbal confrontation, but there wasn't any physical contact. now, the source also says this isn't the first time there has been a confrontation between these two, but the accuser who has not been publicly named is telling a much different story. in comments to our affiliate los angeles station ktla, the neighbor's wife said the dispute started after bieber was racing his ferrari up and down the streets of his residential neighborhood and the argument started when the pop star was told to slow down. it escalated from there and ultimately the police got involved. this bickering is probably not over yet, because the ktla report quotes the wife as calling bieber a punk and saying that he was surrounded when this confrontation was going on by other neighbors. >> wow. do we think this is going to go anywhere? will they file charges? is there an investigation? or just kind of like letting this go? >> well, you know, suzanne, there is a possibility that there could be charges. this is according to a spokesperson for the l.a. county sheriff's department. investigators are still sorting
through witness statements, trying to decide if charges are warranted, but even if charges are not filed, we know that these kind of neighborhood disputes can definitely make things uncomfortable. justin is scheduled to be back in europe performing in germany tomorrow night. so he won't be here in los angeles for long. and, suzanne, we should add there is a late report this morning that says maybe justin, the neighbor saying justin maybe spit in his face. sometimes when there is a confrontation and you're yelling something can happen, but we don't know what is going to happen from there. that's what the neighbor is alleging. >> we hope they get it all resolved. nischelle, thank you. >> absolutely. >> neighbors, it's tough. thank you. we show you the ad, now some execs are out of a job because of it. this ad, it was never approved but seen in india, featured women bound and gagged in the back of a ford with the former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi at the wheel. another one showed paris hilton with what's meant to be the three kardashian sisters tied up
in the trunk as well. well, the india-based advertising agency that created this for ford has fired some of the employees involved. ford has also apologized, although it appears the company had nothing to do with the ads. the ads struck a nerve as you can imagine and particularly following a series of high profile gang rapes in india. during the off season, some nfl football players heading to hollywood. many, of s trying to set themse up for a second career. life after football. #%tia[ [ male announcer ] if she keeps serving up sneezes...
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there is life after football. there is a boot camp that decided to actually offer players career options after the game. nischelle turner, she's got the story. >> reporter: it has all the makings of a typical hollywood movie set. >> all hail caesar! >> reporter: but the jumbo sized actors you see here aren't trained thespians. they're actually current and former football players. >> action! >> reporter: welcome to the nfl's hollywood boot camp, where gridiron stars endure a four-day crash course in all aspects of film-making, like writing, directing, editing, and, of course, acting. >> what are you doing here lurking in the shadows? >> reporter: this production is a comedic take on julius caesar,
a piece they threw together in one day at universal studios. instead of strapping on shoulder pads and helmets, former players cory maze and terrell smith are wearing roman robes. >> you stabbed me. >> reporter: and free agent wide receiver ramsey barden is donning a roman moral as caesar. you hear about it and say this sounds interesting? >> well, they showed that a series of videos as far as off season programs we can get involved in, and a lot of them look interesting and this looked like it would be the biggest challenge to me. and the most fun. >> they have a music boot camp, a broadcast boot camp, culinary, hospitality, the choice is for you. but they're doing a lot, bringing a lot more to the table. >> reporter: the boot camp was established in 2012 by the nfl and jeff friday to give players options after their football careers. which, according to espn, lasts an average of 3 1/2 years. the nfl says that number is
around 6 years, but either way, the players need to consider life after football. they need plan b. is that something also you talk about, think about what second career is going to be? >> beyond the stats, these guys retire at 30. and anyone beyond 30 realizes there is a lot of life after 30 years old. it is about two things. about the economics of it all, but really about giving them an opportunity to be successful as adults, because football is really a kids' game. >> from the top. >> reporter: just like at training camp, these rookies need coaching. hollywood veteran robert townsend is up to the task. >> these guys really have the skill set and they understand it on a whole other level because, like i said, to survive training camp, when your neck is on the line and you got to make the play, it is the same thing in hollywood. >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> that is so funny. big upset at the women's ncaa basketball tournament.